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Man critical following Mare Street blaze

PUBLISHED: 16:48 11 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:48 11 January 2015

A man is in a critical condition following the blaze in Mare Street. Photo Betzalel Just.

A man is in a critical condition following the blaze in Mare Street. Photo Betzalel Just.

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A man in his 30s has suffered serious burn injuries following a fire in Mare Street today.

London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and the Met Police were called to Mare Street, near London Fields just after midday, where a van and a building were ablaze.

A police spokesman said: “At this early stage, it is believed that the fire was caused as a result of a works carried out near a generator inside a commercial property.

“As a matter of course, the Health and Safety Executive will be informed.”

The injured man, who was one of the workmen, was found at the scene suffering from serious burn injuries, and has been taken to an East London hospital in a critical condition.

Local road closures are in effect, with Mare Street and Paragon Lane and Loddiges Road still closed.

Police have stressed the incident is not terrorist related.

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